Contact: Russ McCarrollRegion: United States

Title: SVP, Development and Production, Discovery Channel
Genre: Factual
Region: United States

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Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world.

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Here you can view a recording of a webinar conducted with Russ McCarroll just before Realscreen 2018:

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Russ McCarroll was previously Vice President of Programming and Development for HISTORY. A hands on executive, he created and developed two of HISTORY’s biggest recent successes, The Men Who Built America and Mountain Men. In his five plus years at HISTORY Russ has also overseen some of the networks most successful series including Pawn Stars, Ax Men, and Top Gear. McCarroll received Emmy nominations for The Men Who Built America as well as HISTORY’s critically acclaimed special Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. He currently is developing a variety of scripted and unscripted programming for the network.


 Prior to joining HISTORY in 2008, Russ was an independent producer in New York. He worked on projects for among others NBC, TNT, TBS, MSG, and the NBC Sports Network. McCarroll was a producer at The Today Show from 2002 to 2006.  Before joining NBC, he was a freelance sports producer working on a wide array of programming from NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, and the US Tennis Open to the Eco-Challenge, Iditarod and the Gravity Games. His work was recognized in 2000 and 2006 with Emmy Awards.  And in 2005, Russ was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for writing.